children’s books: fitting in

children’s books: fitting in


As a child did you strive to fit in? I did. Kids teased me because I couldn’t run and play the way they did. Today, I write children’s books to help build self-esteem, encourage sharing, helping others and teamwork. I also have written I book about a beautiful red horse named Charlene the Star, who doesn’t fit in because her friends have different talents. This is the first of the three children’s books in the “Charlene the Star” series.

Jessica Bird’s little girl, Nevaeh, was born with a birthmark called a “port wine stain” on her face. Nevaeh is five-years-old, but she never felt like she fit in. What did her mom do? She bought a doll and painted a stain on her face similar to Jessica’s. What did Jessica think? She loves the doll. Because of the simple, ingenious idea her mother had, now Jessica feels special. Don’t you think every child deserves to feel unique and gifted? I do. I’d like every child to know he or she has amazing abilities. If we all encouraged our children to find these skills and develop them, can you imagine how happy they’d be?

My parents always reminded my sisters and I we all had different skills, but no one is good at everything. For example, My sisters are excellent with anything requiring good coordination like driving a horse van or tractor. Besides, they learned any skill quickly. On the other hand, it took me much longer to learn those types of things. But while one of my sisters is an accomplished artist, I studied singing instead. Whatever I draw makes people laugh because they wonder what it is. So remember to celebrate your child’s skills, no matter what they are. Remind them anything is possible if you persevere.

for more on Nevaeh’s story follow this link:

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/mom-draws-birthmark-on-doll-face-to-match-daughter/

copyright 2017: Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

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Charlene the Star is another delightful story by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

 February 9, 2017
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This review is from: Charlene the Star (Kindle Edition)
Charlene the Star was born into a family of famous racehorses. She had beautiful dark red hair, brown eyes, and nice long legs just perfect for being a racehorse. However, Charlene decides racing is not for her. Charlene does not know how to tell her mother this. Quite a dilemma for a youngster. You will have to read Charlene the Star to find out what happens next in this delightful story by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne. I recommend this book for young readers 7-12, and especially for those who are horse lovers.

If you have not read Tails of Sweetbrier by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne, it is a must do! Tails of Sweetbrier is a touching true story of determination about a little girl that was diagnosed with a condition Cerebral Palsy and was told by her doctor that she would never be able to walk. Her father would not accept that diagnosis and instills faith in his little girl, and he set out to teach her to ride horses and felt if she could do that, she would be okay. Loved this book!

-Virginia Wright, Author of
Buzzzzzzzz What Honeybees Do

Coming Soon: Revised version of Charlene the Star!

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Coming Soon: Revised version of Charlene the Star!

 We have a big announcement today. A revised edition of Charlene the Star will be available shortly. Stay tuned for more updates. Here is the back of the book text from Charlene the Star:

Charlene the Star was born into a family of famous racehorses. Unlike her big brother, Charlie, Charlene decides she doesn’t like racing. How will she explain this to her mom? How does she show her trainers she doesn’t like racing?  Will she become a model instead?  Will Charlene discover her natural gift? Her career path takes many twists and turns before she finds her place to shine. You’ll love reading about Charlene’s adventures. She may surprise you with her unusual talent.

Charlene the Star is first in the series of Charlene the Star books. The others are Charlene the Star and Hattie’s Heroes and Charlene the Star and Bentley Bulldog. In addition, she wrote a children’s autobiography called Tails of Sweetbrier, as well as Charlie the Horse.

All of Deanie’s books have won  “The Fifty Great Books You Should Be Reading” award from TheAuthorsShow.com, Deanie enjoys spending time with her family and their dog, Elliott. She also likes watching equestrian events, figure skating, and baseball.

 

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Charlene meeting Ann and Blossom : illustration by Holly Humphrys-Bajaj

 

 

 

Holly’s passion for Art began at an early age under the guidance of renowned artist, Ray Quigley. She earned a Fine Arts degree from Southern Methodist University. She devotes her talents to equestrian and family portraits, along with children’s book illustrations.

copyright 2017: Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

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